Master of Business Administration Admissions Policy
Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible to apply for admission to graduate programs at Rollins College. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required from candidates whose native language is not English unless their undergraduate degree is from the United States. Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. Only full-time student status will qualify students for F-1 visas.
All applicants must formally apply. Applications must be filed by the published deadline and will remain on file for one year. Applicants must submit the following materials:
- Completed application form
- Test Scores (GMAT or GRE, taken within the last 5 years)
- Official transcripts (from all colleges and universities attended; where 15 or more college credits were earned)
- Statement of Purpose (between 500 to 1,000 words);
- No application fee required
If you completed your degree program outside the U.S. you will need the following additional items:
- Official Transcript Evaluation (completed by a NACES-approved organization)
- TOEFL/IELTS (if the main language of instruction was not English)
Rollins is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, handicap, or religion in its admission process.
All decisions made by admissions staff are final. Prospective students can in writing request a conversation with the Executive Director of Enrollment Management to determine ways to improve their candidacy if they choose to reapply.
For information and application materials, applicants should write, email, or call. Some required documents may also be sent to the following:
Rollins College - Crummer Graduate School of Business
1000 Holt Ave. - 2722
Winter Park, FL 32789
Applicants should arrange to have all official sealed transcripts of academic records sent directly from each undergraduate, graduate, and professional school attended where 15 or more college credits were earned. Please note: if you are still enrolled in a degree-seeking program, you may send your unofficial and official, incomplete (degree in progress) transcript to receive an admissions decision. If admitted applicants will need to submit a final transcript showing their degree has been awarded.
Test Scores (GMAT or GRE)
All Early Advantage MBA (EAMBA) applicants are required to submit an official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Because it is designed for mid-to senior-level professionals, GMAT is not required for the Professional, Flex, and Executive MBA programs. However, the Admissions Committee may determine that a GMAT is needed after evaluation of the applicant’s resume and transcript.
If applicable, the GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for applicants who have earned a graduate-level degree; however Early Advantage MBA applicants wishing to be considered for scholarship funds should submit a score on the GMAT even if they have a graduate degree.
GMAT school code - 5575
GRE school code - 5520
Statement of Purpose
Applicants need to write a detailed and carefully edited statement indicating their reasons for pursuing a graduate business degree, their reasons for choosing Crummer, and how these two decisions will combine to assure their professional and personal success. They should incorporate details of their academic and professional background, their strengths and challenges, and any unique aspects of their candidacy they want the Admissions Committee to consider. The suggested length is between 500 and 1,000 words.
Letters of recommendation are requested and submitted through the application website. All letters of Recommendation should be printed on letterhead with an original signature and include contact information for the recommender. One confidential recommendation is required, two is preferred. Please identify professional and/or academic supports who know you and can appraise your ability to pursue a graduate degree in this area. Recommendation letters are confidential and will be received electronically via the online application.
Information for International Applicants
International applicants seeking F-1 visas for full time-study are only eligible to apply to the Early Advantage MBA, Executive MBA, or Executive Doctorate in Business programs. There are two parts to this application process.
Applicants will first apply directly to the Crummer for admission. If admitted, they will then work directly with our Office of International Student and Scholar Services office, for the processing of the I-20 form.
Applicants must submit scores from TOEFL iBT or IELTS. The minimum requirement is a 100 on the TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS. If a degree program where English was the only medium of instruction, this requirement may be waived.
A “course-by-course” transcript evaluation (not translation) is required if the undergraduate degree was awarded by an institution outside of the United States. An evaluation can be obtained from a NACES-approved organization, such as Educational Perspectives, World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates Inc. If the transcript is evaluated by Josef Silny, an official cumulative grade point average report must also be requested and submitted.
A student may not enroll in more than one graduate program at Rollins College. An applicant enrolled full-time in a graduate program at another institution of higher learning will not be admitted to a graduate program at Rollins College.
Graduate students may not enroll in undergraduate courses while they are enrolled in a graduate program without the written approval of the Associate Dean. Undergraduate courses do not qualify for financial assistance and do not count toward the student’s graduate degree.